Posted October 26, 2009 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized
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Behind this house was a smaller cottage where my Grandparents lived and my mothern was born. It was the caretaker’s house of 7545 Coles Ave. The cottage is still there although in bad shape. I remember it was heated by a coal furnace and had no hot water. My Grandmother would heat pans of water on the kitchen stove then carry them upstairs for a hot bath.
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